We will be fine…Apollo 11

So fine, thats not the flight number in the song tonight, but hey, who’s counting?

50 years ago today, a child saw a space rocket take off, complete with lunar module, and a 2 couple of now famous astronauts who were going to be famous for being the first to walk on the moon, but lets pass a thought for the poor man left behind in the rocket while they grabbed all the glory.

They had been building up to it, with the previous flight circling the moon, but not sending anyone down to the surface. I missed the actual first step live seemingly, because accordingly to the internet, it happens in the middle of the night my time, and good 11 year old girls with school the next day would have been asleep. Well, I assume I had school the next day, but given that term would be nearly over, and I would have already sat the exams to go to Grammar School that autumn, I cant be 100% sure. But even so, at about 3.30 am, I was in bed asleep!

Of course there are those who say it was all faked, in a studio, somewhere in the US. But given their rivals like the USSR acknowledged the event, I’m of the group who believe it was real. Of course there are some who believe no one has ever been in, or sent anything into space, but how we watch live events, from the other side of the world, without satellites, dont ask me?

But hey, I might have readers that genuinely believe I’m a robot, or an alien, so besides all that…?

It must be strange, standing on the Moon, looking back at Earth, but I doubt I will ever find out for myself. But a few men know, at least.

Oh, one piece of trivia before I finish. This was the first time that the command centre wasnt an entirely male affair. Yes, shock horror, one woman was allowed in for the first time. Oh my, hasnt the world moving on in that sense in the last 50 years. for sure?

OK, video time. Strictly this is credited to Adam Ant, but the backing group are all the Ants, so regardless…

Oh, fine, we need something relating to the actual flight, but fortunately, OMD to the rescue. Though given this is from Sugar Tax, its not the famous classic lineup

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See the aliens, lying there in the sun

Seemingly, in the last couple of days, someone thought it was a great idea to start a group on Facebook, with the intention of invading Area 51, on the 20th September, to rescue the aliens being held there. No, dont laugh, at the last point yesterday, over 400,000 people had supposedly accepted the invitation to be there. Now I know, most are only being sheep, and following the crowd by joining, but it seems there are a few crazies actually planning to do this!

In truth, I suspect that number is a few hundred, or less, probably a lot less but lets consider the facts, maybe from an alien’s point of view?

Area 51 is a highly protected area (for whatever reason), and unless all these people are going to beam in at exactly the same moment, seconds before the invasion, they’re going to get noticed. And given the speed that anything more than 1 person acting suspiciously in the area is greeted by armed guards, the chance of a few hundred thousand people being allowed to gather in the area, especially given they’ve advertised the plan, its really not going to happen, is it? Or is it that the aliens, or the military have set this all up, so they can test out some new technology on a number of gullible idiots?

Weapons? A shortage of Anal Probing victims? A body swapping project, or a transformation device to turn humans into aliens? Besides, lets face it, if there is anything interesting in Area 51, giving them 2 months notice to get it out of the area, well…?

Or lets look at it from the other perspective, after 72 years, do you really think all we, sorry, those aliens are all still patiently waiting in Area 51 to be rescued? Hey, we, sorry again, they are safely spread out around the world by now. Just think how annoying its going to be if I have to go back to Area 51 in September to help out with all the organic being processing that is going to need to be done. Still, at least my flying saucer can get to Nevada in about 2-3 hours, so no great deal. But clearing all that air space for us, seriously, I guess we will just have to fly at 60,000 feet, or even in outer space to get there.

But fine, I havent convinced you, you still think there are thousands of aliens, with their spacecraft parked up in Area 51? Well…

OK, I’ll do you a deal, I’ll offer a round the planet flight, in outer space, in my top notch space craft to anyone depositing $10,000 in my Paypal account (robotunit8@hotmail.com) prior to the invasion, and I’ll sort it. Yes, we aliens, in Area 51, or elsewhere all have internet, didnt you know?  Just show the receipt to your alien captors, and it will all be arranged from there. Would be wise, because those without receipts, well, ouch! Those anal probing devices they want to test, well… As for your new body, yes, I’m sure you’ll look cute!

Oh, and that ‘alien whore house’ on the edge of the Area, that you are all assume are humans dressed as Aliens, well…? 😉

The video, what you might want to do before being caught in Area 51, without a flight ticket, maybe?

The Sterling Countdown

Generally nowadays, I try to catch the national news at least a few times in a week, just to find out whats going on, but I avoid the regional news that precedes it on ITV for good reason. Unfortunately, Wednesday, I collided with it. To be fair, I’ve seen some of the regional news programmes in the US, and fine, they arent a lot better, but seriously, I have no idea where they got the couple that present the evening show in Yorkshire, but in all honesty, they could probably do better by going to any Amateur Drama Group in the county, grab a pair of people, and they’d be better.

Anyway, the article I caught, that lowered my opinion of them even more came on Wednesday. It could have been done decently, the subject being the fact that the pound now goes a lot less distance in Europe than it used to. Nothing to do with raging costs in Europe, and entirely to do with Brexit.

They started out by pointing out that about 5 years ago, you got 1.50 Euro to the pound. Then they mentioned that before the referendum, it was still around 1.40 to the pound. But it was the next line that killed me, they actually said they were shocked that it collapsed to about 1.20 after the referendum result was announced. They then added that they couldnt understand why (despite all going on) that it was now worth nearer 1.10.

They then went on to show a film of a number of people from the region saying much the same thing, and complaining about the fact, and some even said that they were sure it would improve all the way back again when we left Europe (stop laughing), which is as likely as me winning Miss United Kingdom! It might, I suspect, with a decent deal improve again, but to expect 1.50 to the pound again, oh please!

In  truth, the thing that scares me is that people actually believe this, but anyway… Yes, I wish I’d stored some Euros/Dollars away, but ah well…

The video? Well its only just over 3 months away, supposedly, so I guess we’re in this?

When I’m calling Alexa

Its funny, how at a time when I might have been trying to convince American friends that I really dont need to go over there to get all my forthcoming surgery over there, how the NHS likes to keep shooting itself in the foot. Early this week I got to read an article that nowadays, not only do you have to wait the standard version of ‘forever’ for surgery, but now you’re likely to wait about 40-50% longer than forever for said surgery. This is because they have rearranged the salary payments to specialists that it no longer gives them any good reason to work overtime to try and reduce the horrendous backlog, and its therefore growing rapidly.

Of course, as always, if I had the funds to go privately, all 3 issues could probably be looked into, and dealt with, faster than you could blink! Given my American friends tell me that the specialists over there are better than ours, that is hardly likely to endear them to the idea of me having surgery over here! In truth, it probably killed my resistance, especially given it was only recently that there was a report saying that complaints about service (when you can get it) were going up again, how could I do so?

Then came today. Our health service seem to think we dont need to go to medical staff for advice any more, we can all get it from Amazon, via Alexa.  Now, giving that only 10% of the population currently have said service (unless they’re going to provide it to all for free?), we have a problem. On top of that, you have the issue that some people are only going to exaggerate their symptoms, others will make them sound less than they are, and we’re only asking for chaos to ensue. And thats not even starting to talk about ‘her’ issue with understanding some accents, and the numerous privacy issues this will cause, well…

It might well, as stated, save a few people from going to A&E for minor issues, but when she gets it wrong, and someone who needed to go to doctor, or hospital, and didnt, well, the legal people will be happy!

And just think, all the money they are paying Amazon for this service could be spent on something useful, like the ever growing surgery lists! But no, lets waste it this way instead. Ah well…

OK, the video is like me, a real vintage item, its not actually the song title, though many think it is.

Its a mixed up, muddled up world

Oh fine, I might have wanted to avoid one of the great faux pas of the year, but OK, I cant resist. And besides its not really British/EU politics, well not in a genuine sense at least.

You must have heard about it, on the Donald Trump show (supposedly the 4th of July parade) in Washington, he claimed that the American troops, in 1776 captured the airports from the British. Well, in truth, he could have been talking about the 1812 war, as his speech was a bit confusing, but either way, there weren’t a lot of airports back then, as it wasnt until about 100 years after the latter that planes were even invented.

The memes relating to this have gone crazy on social media, unsurprisingly, I’m sure you must have seen them. Despite some classics, including Washington as a Jet Fighter pilot, I think my favourite was actually the American Airlines Stewardess from 1776, because hey, I loved the ‘uniform’ from that era! Would I wear it, you bet I would!

I’m not going to beat him down any more over this, everyone has already beaten me to it, lets face it. But I’ll break the bad news to him, that Britain intends to invade shortly, using our nice fleet of hyper-sonic space craft that have just arrived from 2219. As for the missiles they have, oh wow…

So, while we’re having some mixed up, muddled up air travel, from either 1776, or from 2219, lets go with a song in support of my LGBT brothers and sisters, which I know Donald would hate. Well, unless they’re very young, seemingly! No, not proved, but Epstein is a ‘very good friend’ of his, so you have to wonder, especially given what he said about his daughter, but besides that…

maybe I should change the line to ‘Girls can be robots’ or ‘Girls can be aliens’ lol? Hmm?

Brainwaves computed, human now ready for robotisation chamber

OK, for those here purely for the serious details, the EEG went fine on Friday, nothing major traced, if anything too boring, I may need to do a sleep deprivation version before the MRI on the 28th, just to see if they can get the brain to give up a few more clues. But yes, this is the ‘weird blog’, you dont want a straightforward description do you? If you do, go to my other blog, its there. So…(reality ends here)

Given that I was volunteering for brain processing, and robotisation, they didnt bother with the boring things like sedation, and restraints, though I wouldn’t have minded if they had! So they did the boring stuff, like attaching the electrodes, and wiring my brain up thoroughly to the system. A couple more electrodes on my shoulders, just to check the nanite progress was satisfactory, then onto the sofa, for the process to begin.

I dont know what voltage they were using on my brain, but in truth, I never felt a thing. Well, maybe a little tingle, but otherwise… Initially I just closed my eyes, laid back, and they started to record, and presumably override my brain waves. After 10-15 minutes of this, we moved on to the next stage, the robotic deep breathing stuff, presumably to prepare my body for the different system I will soon be using for that process.

After that, they started with the flashing light, and the brainwashing stuff, by means of getting me to open, then close my eyes, so that the hypnotic patterns appeared in front of my eyes.

Then that was it. If they have got enough brain data, the next stage will be the robotisation chamber, on the 28th, to complete the process. If not, they’ll call me back, put me to sleep for a couple of hours, and do the full works on me. I’d love that, but I must do as my Masters/Mistresses decide is the best course.

Either way, on 28th, I’ll slide into the chamber, and 30 minutes or so later, out will pop Clara-Bot, totally obedient to every command given to her.

(Reality again)

OK, seriously, yes, the MRI scanner awaits me 3 weeks today, on a Sunday morning. I wouldnt mind in the slightest if Clara-Bot came out, but I wont put good money on it. But should be an interesting experience. I have got to lose earrings that I’ve had in for about 10 years removed before then, that might be fun!

But other than that, I’ll just be glad to get it sorted, and get on with whatever awaits me in life. Mind, if anyone does actually want to turn me into Clara-Bot, before, or after that date, oh please! I might see if I can get into the flotation pod again before then, help me to relax, as I’m told its quite an experience. Oh, and if Donna wants to bring out Clara with some crystal magic, and some spine treatment before that, why not? But I will have to speak with her on that, as I will need transport help to get there.

OK, video time. Kylie Minogue has once or twice given a clue that she might have a robot fetish herself, and this was one of them. I cant imagine Clara having had one, but who knows?

Like a quake out of hell

Well, I’d planned to do a bit of a wish fantasy piece for tomorrow’s EEG scan, but Mother Nature has seemingly decided that would be far too boring, and decided to inflict a noticeable earthquake on LA. Given its seemingly recent, details are a bit vague but I’ve seen values anywhere between 6.4, and 6.6 on the Richter scale. Given most of my friends based in the area still seem to be posting on Social Media, its fair to assume the end of the world hasnt happened?  I’m not really up on the nature of the scale, but hey, if people in Los Angeles are commenting on it, it must be significant at least?

No, I’m not going to go hunting for news details to repeat them. If you’re reading this on posting night, the news agencies will be my only option, so you might as well go to them. If you’re reading it after that date, well, you’ll still find out more from Google, or whichever search engine you use.

I must admit, the first time I visited LA, I experienced my first earthquake. The fact that not even one local blinked at events just shows how comparatively minor it must have been. I hope there are no major injuries (or worse) relating to this, but if ever an area is built to stand something like this, its LA.

Sadly, I suspect the Orange, Russian bewigged one will be too busy with his dictator style military parade in Washington to know, or care about this, in truth. But please, LA, stay safe, OK, I want you there to visit next year!

OK, the video. No, I’m sure its not an earthquake from hell, and that the only bats in the area tonight will either be at Dodgers, or Angels stadium. But all the same, classic Meatloaf!